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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Skin Cancer Prevention

In the past 12 months, have you tried to get a tan using a tanning lamp or tanning machine,
whether it was at a tanning salon, at your home, or elsewhere?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 15,297 826 7.1 6.4- 7.9 14,471 92.9 92.1-93.6
-Piedmont NC 7,358 401 6.9 5.9- 8.1 6,957 93.1 91.9-94.1
GENDER
Male 2,819 82 3.1 2.3- 4.1 2,737 96.9 95.9-97.7
Female 4,539 319 10.6 8.9-12.5 4,220 89.4 87.5-91.1
RACE
White 5,878 392 9.6 8.2-11.1 5,486 90.4 88.9-91.8
African American 1,014 2 0.5 0.1- 3.0 1,012 99.5 97.0-99.9
Other Minorities 447 5 1.1 0.3- 3.9 442 98.9 96.1-99.7
HISPANIC
Hispanic 335 7 1.7 0.6- 5.2 328 98.3 94.8-99.4
Non-Hispanic 7,007 394 7.5 6.4- 8.7 6,613 92.5 91.3-93.6
AGE
18-24 209 41 19.4 13.5-27.1 168 80.6 72.9-86.5
25-34 726 68 7.4 5.5- 9.9 658 92.6 90.1-94.5
35-44 1,205 116 7.6 6.1- 9.4 1,089 92.4 90.6-93.9
45-54 1,480 95 5.3 4.0- 7.0 1,385 94.7 93.0-96.0
55-64 1,547 64 3.9 2.9- 5.3 1,483 96.1 94.7-97.1
65-74 1,210 15 0.7 0.4- 1.3 1,195 99.3 98.7-99.6
75+ 923 2 0.3 0.1- 1.9 921 99.7 98.1-99.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 925 24 3.2 1.6- 6.4 901 96.8 93.6-98.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,026 136 10.6 8.1-13.8 1,890 89.4 86.2-91.9
Some Post-H.S. 1,888 133 8.1 6.3-10.4 1,755 91.9 89.6-93.7
College Graduate 2,502 108 4.4 3.4- 5.7 2,394 95.6 94.3-96.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 681 19 4.7 1.8-11.7 662 95.3 88.3-98.2
$15,000- 24,999 1,127 52 4.8 3.2- 7.0 1,075 95.2 93.0-96.8
$25,000- 34,999 713 30 3.7 2.3- 6.0 683 96.3 94.0-97.7
$35,000- 49,999 984 56 8.2 5.5-12.0 928 91.8 88.0-94.5
$50,000-74,999 1,047 68 6.7 5.0- 9.0 979 93.3 91.0-95.0
$75,000+ 1,834 147 9.6 7.5-12.3 1,687 90.4 87.7-92.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,531 98 6.0 4.2- 8.6 2,433 94.0 91.4-95.8
No 4,791 302 7.3 6.2- 8.6 4,489 92.7 91.4-93.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 985 24 2.4 1.5- 3.9 961 97.6 96.1-98.5
Non-Veteran 6,370 377 7.6 6.5- 8.9 5,993 92.4 91.1-93.5

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^Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics and therefore cannot be calculated exactly from the numbers in this table.

Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.
**Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin counties.
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.

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